School Details

Richland High School

1202 Hwy 49 South, Richland, MS 39218
(601) 939-5144
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 & ungraded 846 students 11 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

70%
71%
63%
88%
78%
66%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
91%
96%
93%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rankin County School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
68%
55%
83%
83%
73%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
70%
79%
64%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rankin County School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
100%
97%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rankin County School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
83%
78%
67%
76%
63%
71%
73%
59%
75%
79%
62%

Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rankin County School District average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Richland High School is a public high school in Richland. 846 students attend Richland High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 62% of the 846 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Richland High School is 11:1. Florence High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 75%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    The education recieved is wonderful depending on the students willingness to apply themselves. The school has its fair share of meiocre teachers and then the more rare brand might I add you have the wonderful caring open-minded teachers. The school lacks in extracirricular programs as it does art programs. There are some very talented pupils who need to be enriched. Richland High definitely needs to become a bit more cultured but overall this is a good

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is in 8th grade this year (05/06). Went to JPS St. Teresa's and homeschooled before starting Richland Middle School in 5th grade ... this was a perfect year. The major Complaints didn't begin until we moved into 6th grade and have reached a near peak this year Richland could use a better music program has too few extracurricular activities coaches are required to teach classes too (tho' may be MS law ... not sure) and the school buildings are too close to highway (noise and smog effect ability to concentrate). My commendations are a follows Caring principals that do not telerate violence or injustices to its students whatsoever. Richland's teachers are very helpful when children need it and are communicative w/parents when asked to be. The eduction received may not be like that you'd get in Hong Kong but Richland provides a positive caring & safe atmosphere.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is one of the top schools in Rankin County. It performs as well if not better than those in Brandon and Northwest. It's teachers are genuinely caring and the city of a wonderful place to live!

  • (9 years ago)

    It is a good school. We just need a new principal and more parents getting involve in school activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Richland school from first grade through 12th. It is a great school with wonderful teachers and a great learning atmosphere! I have 3 children one each in the elementary middle and high school so I can speak from experience about how wonderful Richland schools are.

  • (10 years ago)

    The town is great wonderful place to raise children this school is not. The teachers & principal are closed-minded. The school has a long history of coruption hidden by a Christian-front and huge new HS building. Look at the Brandon Schools much better choice!

  • (10 years ago)

    Great place to raise your children in a family oriented socially base spiritually inclined Christian atmosphere.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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